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New guidelines to sweat reefer assets[ September 15, 2017 // Chris ]
The Container Owners Association (COA) and the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), supported by insurer, TT Club have published a guide on the use of refrigerated containers to carry commodities not requiring temperature control. It includes advice on the risks involved and correct packing to protect both container and cargo.
The use of ‘non-operating reefers’ (NOR) is common practice in the industry as repositioning expensive reefer units is a constant challenge for container operators, especially as empty reefers are competing for slot space with revenue earning dry cargo. However, care must be taken when loading NOR cargo, to avoid cargo loss or container damage.
A PDF of the guidelines is available at: